Fantasy series “Game of Thrones” was illegally downloaded more than any other TV show in 2012, TorrentFreak reports.TorrentFreak compiled data for the most-downloaded TV shows using a number of sources, including public BitTorrent trackers.
Here are the top five shows and the number of times they were downloaded, according to TorrentFreak:
1) “Game of Thrones,” a fantasy show adapted from George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, was downloaded roughly 4.3 million times.
2) “Dexter,” a show about a likeable serial killer, was downloaded roughly 3.9 million times.
3) “The Big Bang Theory,” a show about two physicists who befriend their pretty neighbour, was downloaded roughly 3.2 million times.
4) “How I Met Your mother,” a sitcom about a hapless architect’s frustrating search for love, was downloaded roughly 2.9 million times.
5) “Breaking Bad,” which chronicles a chemistry teacher-turned-meth-dealer, was downloaded roughly 2.6 million times.
NOW WATCH: Briefing videos
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.